Thinking Out Loud

Going Dotty in 2018!

Going Dotty in 2018!

I was never one for new year resolutions as I feel we can end up feeling under even more pressure. I tend to try and live in a continous state of making positive changes where needed. They don't have to be a huge deal, even the tiniest step in the right direction can be enough. I do however love entering into a brand new spanking year and reminding myself of the things that are important to me. Things like knowing new life and colour are just around the corner, more time in the great outdoors lies ahead, new plans and adventures with friends and family await, growing with my work and being open...

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Forever Chasing Happy? Try The Reverse Bucket List!

Forever Chasing Happy? Try The Reverse Bucket List!

So many of us fall into that dreaded cycle of chasing the elusive happy; I'll be happy when I buy a bigger house, I'll be happier when I'm two stone lighter, I'll be happier when blah blah blah...always in the future but never content with being in the now. Sound familiar? Lately many of my conversations with clients have been about this. I don't know whether the last dregs of new years resolutions are still hanging around or people are finding it harder to be happy these days but I wanted to remind you of a little something I wrote last year in relation to this. Yes we are going back in order...

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Thank You Mama!

Thank You Mama!

I am keeping this months ramblings short and sweet (yes, sometimes I can do it!). My mum isn't one for fuss or attention, so much so that even if she knows I have featured her anywhere she won't look at it! I know however that by the mere fact of me putting the words out there they will still reach her on some level. I want to acknowledge all the beautiful, wonderful and brave mama beings out there this Mothers Day and to simply say to my own mama, thank you with all my heart  ♥

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Love Hanging Out With Yourself…

Love Hanging Out With Yourself…

              One of the first things people associate February with is Valentine’s Day. No surprise really considering we are bombarded from a commercial angle with all things love before Santa has time to wash and dry his suit for next year! I’m all for celebrating love but my problem with the commercial aspect of Valentines is it can leave some people feeling like there is something wrong with them if there isn’t another half waiting to shower them with the marketers dream that is Valentine’s Day. I love love but in all its wonderful...

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Pressing The Pause Button…

Pressing The Pause Button…

It was a busy and exciting run up to the holidays with some unexpected good news and celebrations so after celebrating the fun filled festivities too I am now allowing myself to just be still. I'm hitting the pause button this month, to just be, to reconnect with myself and allow some creative ideas to flow. It's incredible how allowing yourself to step back can help you to move forward.  I know by the time February comes around I'll be looking forward to jumping back into action, hopefully with plenty of new plans and projects for the future! How will you be using your January? I know many...

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Make A Difference and Spread A Little Kindness This Christmas…

Make A Difference and Spread A Little Kindness This Christmas…

I can’t quite believe it but there’s no denying the magic of Christmas in the air, yippee! It feels like I only unwrapped last year’s presents a few short months ago and here we are about to open more. The older I get the more I learn to embrace the passing of time, even if it does go quicker than I’d like. And whilst unwrapping presents always makes me revert back to being a giddy kiddy, I must admit I now prefer presence over presents.  Wisdom really does come with age! I am however also greatly aware of the other side of the Christmas coin, the less shiny and more rugged one. I know...

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Embracing NOvember…

Embracing NOvember…

It’s NOvember…yes, I said no! Before I confuse us all too much, myself included, let me explain what I am leading into; Over the last few weeks I have noticed a reoccurring theme in conversations with clients - how difficult they find it to say 'no' to others. Many expressed feelings of guilt when they used it, some didn't kNOw how not to say it and others simply didn't kNOw it's perfectly ok to say it. Talking through this once familiar territory with them reminded me of how I use to do it too. By saying yes to others simply to please them only served at making me feel frustrated and angry...

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The Sound of Silence…

The Sound of Silence…

The Sound of Silence... Many of you will remember a few months ago I introduced this rather amazing, beautiful & talented young lady, Tracey McCann. I know Tracey made an impact on you as much as she did me because I received some truly heartwarming feedback after I shared her story. Tracey is passionate about helping others to see that you can achieve anything you put your mind to. She is living proof that no matter what our story is we can do anything if we believe in ourselves and adopt a positive mental attitude. During some recent meditation I felt compelled to switch of all sounds...

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We Are Family (sing it!)…

We Are Family (sing it!)…

Family - one word, multiple meanings… Most of my summer was filled with family and friends returning from all corners of the globe (I never quite understood how something round can have corners!). These said corners included New Zealand, Australia and America, and all had the same mission as they crossed oceans and navigated their way through airports…spending time with those they love. I have just waved off my big hearted brother and the beautiful Orla as they begin their journey back to Australia. Yes, my heart may be heavy but there was no denying the overwhelming feeling of love and sheer...

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Going Back To Go Forward…

Going Back To Go Forward…

Thankfully, I am a happy person. This is not because it just landed on my lap, it is not because I’m living some idea of distorted reality and it is certainly not because of the absence of any worries in my life. It is simply because I choose to be. So many of us fall into that dreaded cycle of chasing the elusive happy; I’ll be happy when I get my promotion, I’ll be happy when I buy a bigger house, I’ll be happier when I’m two stone lighter, I’ll be happier when blah blah blah…..always in the future but never content with being happy in the now. Sound familiar? I am guilty of this...

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